For many at TVGuide.com, Lost is our TV constant. (For those of you who don't watch the show, a constant is the person who serves as your anchor when you find yourself spiraling through time, uncertain of your own sanity.) When it's off the air, we're not sure what our favorite show is: Mad Men? 30 Rock? Or (to throw a bone to some our most dedicated readers) could it be Smallville? Or Supernatural? We don't have to worry about it anymore, because Lost is finally back, and look, we have a new president, too. Check out our Top Moments for more of the things that keep us sane - or push us to the brink.
11. Coolest Show Airing at the Same Time as Lost: Who knows? No, just kidding. Lie to Me introduces itself promisingly as Dr. Cal Lightman, a human lie detector played by Tim Roth, studies a high school student's facial features and body language to figure out whether he killed his teacher. When a prosecutor mocks his technique, Lightman uses the same skill set to determine the guy's had an affair with a colleague.
10. Best 100th Episode: Let's send a metaphorical basket of fancy jams to Desperate Housewives bosses Marc Cherry and Bob Daily for Sunday's outstanding 100th episode. The corny tale of dearly departed handyman Eli Scruggs (guest star Beau Bridges) may have been a narrative cheat, but it framed six satisfying flashbacks that reminded fans of the show's spooky origins.
9. Best Less-Is-More Moment: Grey's Anatomy gives us a high-stakes Bailey-Shepherd showdown in the O.R., as Shepherd, faced with whether to let a death-row inmate die in order to save a young boy's life, calmly asks, "Am I an executioner, or am I a surgeon?" But we much prefer Bailey's heart-wrenching "I crossed a line" breakdown, complete with a wordless, tear-filled prayer of thanks and for forgiveness. Silence is golden indeed.
8. Guiltiest Guilty Pleasure: Look, we don't watch Rock of Love Bus for triumphs of the human spirit or whatever. But after sitting through a possibly popped breast implant and a contestant challenging the veracity of Bret Michaels' hair in the latest episode, we've gotta say, this show is starting to make us more guilty than pleased. The sweetest moment this week was a talk about parental values that took place backstage in a strip club.
7. Best Reality Hook-Up: During Top Chef's "Restaurant Wars" episode, Hosea and Leah finally graduate from inhaling each other's aromas to sampling each other's tongues. The kiss is served up with old-school porn music, excessive slurping sounds and a shot of their reflection in the window. Bow-chica-bow-wow.
6. Best Pre-Lost Moment: We love Lost show-runners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. We love their cool-nerd patter and how earnestly they seem to want to share what they know about Ben, the island, the smoke monster, whatever have-you. We love their podcasts, their appearances before the Television Critics Association, their ComicCon Q&As. And we love that they admitted in the pre-premiere Lost recap that what they think about most isn't time travel, or the Dharma Initiative, but rather what their characters care about, and what scares them, and who they're crushing on. Because those are the things we think about too.
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